New Educational Materials Books

by TeachersPet@evpl on Saturday, March 3 2012, 10:55am. Viewed 861 times.

I hope you will find many of these books useful!


                                                                                       EARLY AGES

1001 Fun Ways to Play:  quick easy activities for your baby and child.  Great ideas and enriching activities!

The Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6.  Over 600 activities. Chapters include arrivals, cleanup, fingerplays, gross motor, outdoor, rainy day ideas, and rest time.  Includes indexes for books and songs.

And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon!:  over 650 activities to teach toddlers using familiar rhymes and songs.  More than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants, with multiple activities.  Appendix has a listing by ten themes.  Includes an American Sign Language chart of over 50 signs.  Also includes indexes for Children's Books; Songs; and Chants and Rhymes.

L Is For Lion:  and other playful alphabet fun  by Between the Lions award-winning PBS Kids literacy series.  Each letter of the alphabet has two full pages of activities and ideas, including food, games, songs, poems, recipes, vocabulary, photographs, and book suggestions.

Wild About Learning Centers.  Each activity includes a list of materials, instructions, a vocabulary list, a skill focus, and theme connections.  Twelve chapters (animals, clothing, colors, families, food, etc.).  Learning centers include ABC's, art, library, math, sand table, and writing.

Wild About Group Time:  simple literacy plans for preschool.  Ten chapters/100 plans focus on a familiar early childhood topic, and include vocabulary words, questions, related books, and learning goals.  Chapters include families, feelings, helping, food, and silly stories.

Preschool Health and Safety Matters.  Nine chapters, reproducibles, check lists, and food pyramid.

SPECIFICALLY FOR THE TEACHER:  Preschool Classroom Management:  150 teacher-tested techniques.  Nine chapters and resources for books, videos, organizations, journals, magazines, and websites.


                                                                                  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGES

Integrating Science and Literature.  Each section contains a teacher's guide, science activities page, student activity pages, and thematic activities page.  Sections:  measurement, nutrition, seasons, weather, plants, animals, habitats, and astronomy.

202 Science Investigations:  exciting adventures in earth, life, and physical sciences.  Many, many topics in each of the three categories.

Nature Activity Book series.  Eight books: Arctic Wildlife; Australian Wildlife; Birds; Dinosaurs; Great Lakes Wildlife; Mammals; Pond Life; Southwest Desert Wildlife.  Games and activities:  crosswords, origami, word searches, coloring pages, drawing, mazes, dot-to-dot, and more!

Adorable Wearables that Teach About the Human Body.  Includes Brain Hat, Vision Goggles, Arm Bones Band, Muscle Sleeve, Digestion Necktie, and more.  Each project includes reproducible patterns, lessions, vocabulary, literature connections, and cross-curricular activities.

30 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks and Boxes.  Individual and small group activities that explore construction, collaborative play, and basic math concepts.

30 Fun Ways to Learn with Clay and Squishy Stuff.  Tactile adventures that build social and communication skills.

30 Fun Ways to Learn About Writing.  Labeling objects, making lists, and writing notes.

Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills.  Four books, over 500 pages each, with grade-appropriate activities for math, reading, reading comprehension, English, spelling, and writing.  Aligned to State and National Standards.

Every Book is a Social Studies Book: how to meet standards wtih picture books, K-6.  Twelve chapters including culture, places, power, science, civic ideals.  Three picture books are featured per chapter.

30 Fun Ways to Learn About Music, 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Time and Money and 30 Fun Ways to Learn About Counting.  Each activity includes materials list, vocabulary words, ideas for expanding the activity, and learning goals.

Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids:  gifts, sweets, and treats for the whole family!  26 festive projects, for autumn, Thanksgiving, Christian and Jewish holidays, Kwanzaa, and the New Year.  Includes templates.

SPECIFICALLY FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PUBLIC LIBRARIANS, TEACHERS, STORYTELLERS, AND CAMP COUNSELORS:  Tell Along Tales!  Playing with participation stories.  25 adapted tales from the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Norway, Spain, and West Africa.  Appropriate for Gr. K-6.


                                                                                      MIDDLE SCHOOL AGES

Origami From Around the World.  104 origami projects with an international flavor:  Buddha, Celtic helmet, geisha, Chinese junk, suit of armor, and more.

Best Poems. (middle level).  Seven units about different forms and meanings of poetry.

Best Short Stories. (introductory level).  Ten stories (Yep, Poe, Thurber, Aiken, Bradbury)

Best Short Stories.  (middle level).   Ten stories (London, Myers, Singer).

Best Nonfiction.  (introductory level).  Seven selections.

Best Nonfiction.  (middle level).  Seven selections.

Best Plays.   (middle level)  Seven selections.


I hope you enjoy these!  Please visit the Ed Mat area in the READ Center at Central Library anytime!



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